Q: Who is Jersey Cares and how is the Volunteer Center related?
In 2023, the Volunteer Center of South Jersey merged to become a program of long-time collaboration partner Jersey Cares. Today the Volunteer Center of South Jersey maintains it's vast foot print in South Jersey and has expanded their nonprofit capacity building initiatives to serve nonprofits across New Jersey. The merger has also allowed the Volunteer Center to do more in the volunteering space in our region with the support of Jersey Cares. Read the press release here to learn more.
Q: What Does the Volunteer Center Do?
Our mission at the Volunteer Center of South Jersey is three-fold: promoting volunteerism by matching individuals with volunteer opportunities; connecting volunteers to our network of nonprofit organizations; and providing community agencies with essential resources in the hopes of bettering our community by meeting local needs.
Q: Does the Volunteer Center Need Volunteers?
Yes, we do. In an effort to fulfill our mission, the Volunteer Center holds a number of events throughout the year for which we are always looking for extra help on a variety of different projects. We also have volunteer and internship positions available as well as opportunities to serve on our Advisory Board. Click here to see how you become part of our family.
Q: Is the Volunteer Center Part of Rowan College South Jersey?
While the Volunteer Center is an independent, non-profit organization, we are graciously housed by Rowan College at South Jersey - Gloucester Campus (RCSJ). In July 2018, VCSJ entered into a formal partnership with the college to become the campus Office on Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. If you have a question about the college, such as admissions, grades, transcripts, GED courses or class schedules, please contact the college at 856-468-5000. For more information, please visit the RCSJ website.
Q: Can the Volunteer Center Help with Economic or Personal Problems?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide direct services. Our mission here at the Volunteer Center is to promote volunteerism in South Jersey and support the nonprofit community. However, in most cases the Volunteer Center can refer you to one of our network nonprofit partners.
Q: Do I Have to Be a Certain Age or Have a Certain Skill set to Volunteer?
Each volunteer opportunity is seeking a person with a specific skill set. Our goal at the Volunteer Center is to help you find an opportunity that matches your passion.
At the Volunteer Center, we believe there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone — a position that fits their abilities. So while there may be organizations with age restrictions, we work with each individual to discover a volunteer position suitable for them. Additionally, our Campus Connect Program works specifically with individuals ages 16-24.